I often allow myself to daydream about what it would be like to win the lottery and to never have to work another day in my life. This is a pleasant imagining that will never, and could never, come to fruition given the fact that I never purchase lottery tickets, but hey, a girl's allowed to dream right?
I just love imagining how I would spend all of my time if I had the luxury (and the cash) to do whatever took my fancy. Good Lord - I would be such a lush I think! Probably get pissy and try and write a best seller that I would never actually need to finish because I was so filthy rich. And I would definitely travel a lot; I'd always be jet-setting around to some far flung corner of the globe to have some ridiculously opulent experience that I would never have had the opportunity to do before I got so insanely loaded.
And then the guilt of being a rich asshole would kick in and I would start to feel bad and need to do charity work and donate money for fear of leaving a strikingly bad karmatic debt on my next life. Probably donate an organ and go on religious pilgrimage......ha! AS IF!
The truth is that I would do a lot more of what I love to do with the people I love, and yes of course I wouldn't work for the man anymore. I'd work when I wanted to and there is a massive difference between having to work and choosing to work - a massive difference that most of us will never get to experience. But it is fun to imagine a life like that sometimes.
Release Date: 2014
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 106 mins
This second offering from Zach Braff had pretty big shoes to fill, given the brilliance of Garden State which I thoroughly enjoyed; and although it wasn't as good as it's predecessor, it was still an enjoyable and often touching watch.
Struggling actor Aidan Bloom (Braff) has no direction in his life. He's married, he has two children but he has no idea what he is doing. When Aiden's ailing father is given a seriously short amount of time to live and can no longer offer Aiden's family financial support, Aiden is forced to address the current state of his life and his failing relationships with those that matter the most.
There were some really great moments between the characters in the movie and although at times it was a tad sappy, it was easy to digest and reasonably well put together. Young Joey King was fabulous as Grace Bloom, and she was probably my favourite thing about the entire movie. Not a life changer, but a sweet story none the less.
FINAL SAY: Fuck the swear jar!
3 Chili Peppers